Tesoros del arte popular mexicano

Tesoros del arte popular mexicano

coleccion Nelson A. Rockefeller en el Museo de Arte de San Antonio y el Museo Mexicana de San Francisco

Book - 2010 | Spanish
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In his foreword, former New York governor and vice president of the United States Nelson A. Rockefeller remembers his first trip to Mexico in 1933 and his subsequent, life-long fascination with the Mexican people and their popular art.

Rockefellers collection of more than 3,000 pieces of Mexican folk art is widely considered to be the most exceptional in the U.S., and Folk Treasures of Mexico celebrates these icons, created from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, with more than 150 photos of the pieces, many of which are quite rare.

This updated edition of the long out-of-print book focusing on this stunning collection of Mexican folk art contains a new foreword by Rockefellers daughter, Ann Rockefeller Roberts, and a new prologue by Marion Oettinger, Jr., the director of the San Antonio Museum of Art, who wrote the principal text about the collection.

Oettinger describes the objects according to function: utilitarian, ceremonial, decorative, or for play. Among the many noteworthy objects are a wooden-carved centurion helmet mask from the eighteenth century depicting a Roman guard, which is one of the few remaining masks of this type in existence, and a nineteenth century ceramic pitcher from Oaxaca that combines many stylistic techniques. Other objects include a variety of childrens toys, clothing, and items for eating and drinking.

First published in 1990, the book also contains the original preface by Rockefellers daughter, who was instrumental in finding permanent homes for her fathers collection, which can now be found in the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Mexican Museum in San Francisco.

Including a glossary, bibliography, and chronology, Folk Treasures of Mexico is a must-read for anyone interested in Latin American art, culture, and history.
Publisher: México, D.F. : Artes de México ; Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press, 2010
Edition: 1a ed. en español
ISBN: 9786074610437
Branch Call Number: SPANISH 745.0972 Oettinge 2010
Characteristics: 181 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm


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